Why Our Relationship to the Truth Matters
Today, July 7, is National Tell the Truth Day, a day dedicated to honesty and the rejection of manipulation and lying. The unofficial holiday encourages people to always tell the truth, even if it is often times inconvenient and hard.
I once worked for a woman who lied about everything.
She compulsively said things that were not true for no discernible reason. She would change details and timelines, often altering a story to present herself as the hero or the victim. It was bewildering at first, but once I figured out what was happening, my confusion morphed into something akin to bemusement. Her mental gymnastics became almost entertaining to witness.